Chinese Super League season postponed indefinitely over to coronavirus fear
The Chinese Football Association has postponed the Super League season indefinitely after the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in China escalates.
Speaking on the decision to postpone the league, an official statement released by the CFA on Thursday morning disclosed that the reason was to help with the ‘prevention and control of the pneumonia epidemic of the new coronavirus infection and to protect the health of the majority of fans, media, players, coaches, game officials, clubs and district staff’.
According to the body, the decision will affect the ‘2020 season national football competitions at all levels’, and no resuming date has been announced.
As it stands most of the league’s biggest names including former Premier League stars has ordered their agents to help them get an escape route to another club outside China ahead of Friday night’s transfer deadline, sportmail reports,
So far, the coronavirus has claimed over 130 lives with almost 6,000 others showing symptoms.